Court restores students’ free-speech lawsuit against AZ Board of Regents – Phoenix Business Journal

by John Washington on June 7, 2016

The appellate court decision by Judge Richard Paez said that individual board members are not immune and that a state agency can be sued to prevent future violations of constitutional rights. Paez said the students “properly alleged a First Amendment retaliation claim” in their lawsuit.

Current ABOR members who appear, based on minutes of the Feb 7-8, 2013 meeting, to have voted for the action that is overturned by this decision include:

Rick Myers, Greg Patterson, Jay Heiler (currently chairman), Ram Krishna, and LuAnn Leonard.

Congratulations to Steven Montoya, Esq, and the Arizona Students Association.

Source: Court restores students’ free-speech lawsuit against Board of Regents – Phoenix Business Journal

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